I graduated from Newcastle University in 2016 with a BSc in Computer Science with Industrial Placement. During my time on placement I worked at the National Air Traffic Service as a Systems Engineer. I helped to develop scenario-based training for the internal service management framework.
This lead to my interest in the potential applications of scenario-based learning in an educational environment. My dissertation was a scenario-based learning tool for Computer Science at Key Stage 3 and it placed emphasis on the long-term cognitive benefits of Computational Thinking. This was developed in conjunction with over 200 staff and students from the Computer Science department of a Newcastle secondary school.
Going forward, I would like to further my research into how educational technologies can be used to improve long-term prospects of students from deprived areas.